William L. Curry Papers
1/ 4 cubic foot addition
Provenance: The manuscripts department received this addition
to the William L. Curry papers as a transfer from the Grand
Army of the Republic Records in February 1980, Marjorie J.
Myers processed the addition in April 1980.
Property rights: The Ohio Historical Society owns the property
rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Copyrights to this collection have not been dedicated.
to the public. Consideration of the requirements of copyright
is the responsibility of the author and publisher.
Access: Access to this collection is open under the rules and
regulations of the Ohio Historical Society.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite collection name,
collection number, and the Ohio Historical Society in all
footnote and bibliographic references,
Transfer: One map of the Battlefield of Chickamauga was trans-ferred
to the audiovisual department in April 1980.
Biographical sketch: See the inventory to the William L.
Curry Papers microfilm edition, MIC 14, for biographical infor-mation.
Scope and content: Box sixteen of the William Leontes Curry
papers dates from 1900 through 1922 and occupies one- quarter
cubic foot. The papers include correspondence, historical
writings, and related military records which document only
selected aspects of Curry's career.
Correspondence filed in folder one dates from 1900 to 1901 and
consists primarily of letters to Curry in his position as
Commissioner of Soldiers Claims. Also included are scattered
copies of his replys. The letters request information on
pensions, death benefits, state bounties, and military land
available in Oklahoma. The majority of claims are for service
during the Civil War.
The correspondence dating 1913 to 1920 concerns Curry's attempts
to collect information for a book on Ohio's activities in the
Civil War. During this period he was associated with the
Ohio ( Archaeological and) Historical Society. Curry's letters
request anecdotes or other written contributions while the
replys usually contain only praise and encouragement. Correspon-dents
include Joseph B. Foraker, Roy E. Layton, Lewis J. Cutler,
Andrew L. Harris, Anson G. McCook, and Jewett Palmer of the
Washington County Veterans Association.
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